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Dryer Safety SpanishNFPA offers free safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics. Download, print and share these tip sheets to spread the word about fire safety. 

Two of our popular tip sheets have now been translated and are now available in Spanish. Doing laundry is most likely part of your every day routine. But did you know how important taking care of your clothes dryer is to the safety of your home? With a few simple safety tips you can help prevent a clothes dryer fire. Download the new dryer safety tip sheet available in Spanish

In addition to the dryer fire tip sheet, our electrical safety tip sheet is also now available in Spanish. Download the Spanish electrical safety tip sheet for free from our website

Reminder! Select NFPA safety tips sheets can be customized with your fire department or organization's name and contact information/web site. Open the PDF and scroll down to the bottom of the tip sheet. There you will see two lines where the text of your choice can be inserted. 

Lucian Deaton, manager of NFPA’s Firewise Communities and Fire Adapted Communities Programs, recently heard Dr. Stephen Pyne, the United States’ foremost forestry historian, speak at a conference at Arizona State University, where he challenged the attendees to think of the wildland/urban interface (WUI) “not as wilderness, but as bits of urban development that happen to have unique (and often fire-prone) landscaping—a perspective that makes it easy to grasp the threat faced by structures in the WUI.”

Whether you believe in climate change or think that the planet is simply experiencing a shift in global weather cycles, it is clear that our built environment and our current social processes were designed for a time that is now past. We are entering a new reality and, Dr. Pyne stressed, we need to accept these new conditions if we are to protect the assets we want to save, such as structures, while “allowing fire to provide its natural balance to the environment.”

To see how homeowners can play a key role in this new reality by making their structures safer from wildfire, read Deaton’s column “All Dried Up” in the latest issue of NFPA Journal.

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